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What Is Life Safety?

Life Safety is an initiative of the Office of Residential Life to raise awareness and educate residential students about the importance of properly maintaining fire prevention equipment. Across the United States a fire occurs every 90 seconds. It can take approximately 8 minutes for firefighters to arrive to the scene of a fire. Additionally, when Life Safety equipment is tampered with, a fire can become life threatening in just 2 minutes.

What Is Life Safety Equipment?

  • Tools that warn us
  • Tools that minimizes property damage
  • Tools that prevents casualities
  • Tools that provide clear evacuation directions and keep us safe 

Some Effects of Damage to Life Safety Equipment:

  • If a sprinkler head or smoke detector is covered or damaged, the notification to get out during a fire will be delayed.
  • Without proper signage and fire evacuation maps, a person may not know how to exit safely.
  • There can be a lot of smoke during a fire. Damaged exit signs that are not illuminated through thick smoke can not give clear directions.